Apr 18, 2009

sun & moon take 2

let me see... this is the first time i've picked up my painting brushes again in ...*counting fingers* ... about 3 and a half months? well... i haven't painted or crafted since christmas presents. i thought i had forgotten how to :)

so ... sun & moon series take 2. (i'm sure some of you will remember i had a "take 1" in one of my earlier posts :) ) . well, take 2 started with me being inspired by "twilight", i'm not going to go on and on about it because if you have a teenage girl in your family i'm sure you must be already bored stiff from hearing how 'hot' edward cullen aka rob pattinson is. anyway, i'm a fan so i was inspired to create an artwork from the book series (yes... i read them all... what can i say, i'm a hopeless romantic :) ) but... ah... but, that art is not complete so i can't show it to you. but i can show you what grew off a piece of it...

the sun ... which came from my now-being-put-on-hold "twilight" piece evolved into sun & moon take 2. this is because i've been approached yet again by the 'new-age' shop owner, asking me to quickly put some of my stuff in her shop to sell. so i thought... well, my favorite, coasters first :)

here is the original sun, moon, yin & yang which i designed and painted on canvas :


these serve as my base pictures.
i then scanned the art and resized them in the computer to fit the coasters. printed them out, cut and added embellishments (if you look at the 2 sets of 6 coasters below, you can see that the patterns on the suns' and moons' faces / rays are different :) ). then i sealed them with a coat of sealer and 3 coats of gloss varnish.

set 1 (click to enlarge)


set 2 (click to enlarge)


i'm also passing her the other two sets of vintage coasters i made a while (long while) ago :)


i'm now waiting for the handmade boxes i ordered from a box maker this morning (designed to fit 6 to 7 coasters) ... and then... i'm putting my stuff to sell! yeah!! finally!!

at the moment i'm working on another series ... my elephant series :) which i will show you as soon as i'm done :) i'm so excited!

happy pimping! :)

6 comments:

  1. I really love the sun/moon coasters. They are so colorful and full of personality.

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  2. OMG Luthien! Beautiful as usual and yes it is about time you started selling your stuff. You will have much success, guaranteed. Congratulations!! Just let me know where I can find them.

    Hugs 8)

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  3. I think you can make a business out of this by selling your arts online.

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  4. thanks gayle :) it's so funny... i just discovered this about myself ... when i get things for myself (like clothes) i always choose single colors and simple lines... but when i create stuff (like my art or costumes) i like to make them colorful and busy. that's so weird... i wonder why...

    sunday girl, lol! i hope you are right :)) thank you very much! at the moment i'm just putting my stuff at a local shop... perhaps later i might try put up an etsy :) who knows!

    simon... thanks! i'm thinking about it :) thinking... :) for now they are going to go to red envelope... you know that shop? in ikano?

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  5. These are fantastic also!! I think you should look into licensing. Where you can do the designs and then they put them on different items. xo Michele

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  6. hey michele :)) thanks again for your sweet comment! what do you mean by licensing? i try as much to do my own art to put on the crafts i want to sell so that i dun have to steal other ppl's artwork... do i have to like 'license' my own art? what does licensing involve?

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Luthien :)